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Steve Williams

Member Since 23 May 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 08:07 PM
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Configuring a MacBook for Dive/Photography Travel

26 December 2014 - 09:17 PM

Hey folks,

I need some help choosing/configuring a new laptop.  I’ve been a PC user for years but I had a chance to use my son's MacBook on our last trip and I think it’s time to make the conversion.  I love the Retina display and the whole feeling of an integrated system.  I have to tell you that the last time I owned a Mac it had a II in the model number, it’s been a while, so I’m pretty clueless in defining my new laptop.

 

 I want a travel machine that will process my 5DMkIII images and video quickly in Lightroom while running Photoshop occasionally.  I’m OK with the weight of 13“ Mac Book Pro.  Left to my own devices I’m thinking;

 

·  2.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor

·  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM;

·  256 GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

· 13.3-inch IPS Retina Display, 2560-by-1600 resolution

 

Do you guys think that will do the processing I need on trips?  I’ll have my I7 quad core machine at home to do any really heavy lifting like video editing.  What would you upgrade or balance differently?

 

Cheers,

Steve


Paleontologist asking for our help on Nautilus Photos

28 August 2014 - 08:50 PM

Hey friends,

I got an email from Dr Peter Ward of the Sprigg Institute of Geobiology at the University of Adelaide asking for our help.  He is doing research on the Nautilus and would like to find out if the images on one of our old threads were truly taken in Milne Bay.  He would also appreciate seeing any any photos of Nautilus from Indonesia and or the Solomons.  

 

 

From: Dr. Peter Ward

There are two photos published on an old thread on Wetpixel:   This member non active. I am doing the DNA and conservation of Nautilus. We REALLY need to know if the photos posted there are from Milne Bay? Could you help us with some critical science and poll members, or anyway you can to get NAUTILUS photos from Milne Bay?

Peter Ward

 

 

The photos were made by our member ATJ.  Andrew hasn't been active here in a while but I'll try an old email for him and see if he can help.

 

Unfortunately for me, I've never been to Milne Bay or even seen much less photographed a Nautilus so I'm no help.   Does anyone have Nautilus images from the area?   In the mean time I'll try to get him signed up on Wetpixel so he can answer any of your questions directly. 

 

Cheers,

Steve